Professor of EnglishPh.D. Duquesne University
313B Spotts World Culture
Phone: (724) 738-2364
Fall 2013 Office Hours:
Mon/Wed 8:00 - 8:30 and 11:00 - 12: 15
Fri 8:00 - 8:30 and 11:00 - 12:00
College Writing I
College Writing II
Latino Literature of the United States
British Literature II
Advanced Research Writing
Literature of the Environment
American Literature: 1945 to Present
President’s Award for Excellence in Creative and Scholarly Achivement, Slippery Rock University, 2009.
Apple Polishing Award, Slippery Rock University, 2003.
President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Slippery Rock University,
“Navigating Everyday Literacies: Mapping as Deep Frame in Teaching Argument.” Co-authored with Dr. Nancy A. Barta-Smith. Feature article section. TETYC: Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Fall 2009.
“The Bhadramahila and Adaptation in Meera Syal’s and Gurinder Chadha’s Bhaji on the Beach.” Co-authored with Dr. J. Sunita Peacock. Mosaic 2008.
“Can’t We Use ‘I’?” The Subject is Writing, 4th edition. Eds. Wendy Bishop and James Strickland. Heinemann, 2007.
“‘misfortune’s monsters / the human . . . race’: Mina Loy’s American Lineage and an Urban Poetry of Economic Deprivation.” Sagetrieb: A Journal in the Tradition of Pound, Eliot, and H.D. Published by National Poetry Foundation / University of Maine, Orono. 2006.
“Paradice Lost, Paradise Regained: homo faber and the Makings of a New Beginning in Oryx and Crake.” Papers on Language and Literature. Spring 2005.
“TRAFFIC: A Metaphor for Encouraging Classroom Discussion.” Instructional Note Section. TETYC: Teaching English in the Two-Year College. 2005.
“Graduation Time for the Literary Analysis Paper.” It Really Works: Ideas from Award-Winning Teachers. Christopher-Gordon Press, 2004.
“Rehistoricizing the Past Through Film: Considering the Possibilities of Haile Gerima’s Sankofa.” EAPSU Online. Fall 2004.
“Same Difference: Evolving Conclusions about Textuality and New Media.” Co-authored with Dr. Nancy A. Barta-Smith, SRU. Eloquent Images. MIT Press, 2003.
“Gender In The Classroom” Excerpt from Women In Higher Education Newsletter. January 1999.
“Honoring the Difficult and Different in the Classroom: Walker’s The Same River Twice, The Color Purple and Communicative Ethics.” Willa: Women in Literature and Life Assembly. November 1998.
“Exposing Nude Art: Carol Ann Duffy’s Response To Robert Browning.” Mosaic:A journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature 31.3 (Fall 1998). Chosen for issue 3 (“Representing Women”) of special four-volume set entitled The InterArts Project.
“The Personal Ad: A Medium for Teaching Characterization.” In “What Works For Me” Section, TETYC: Teaching English in the Two-Year College.” Spring 1997.